Dating to the 1880s, Tango dancing emerged from a place called Rio de la Plata, which is the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay. It was born in the destitute port areas of these countries, in neighborhoods which had predominantly African descendants. The Tango is the result of a combination of Rioplatense Candombe celebrations, Spanish-Cuban Habanera, and Argentinean Milonga. The Tango was danced most often in the brothels and bars of ports, where the owners would have bands come to play music for their guests. The Tango spread to the rest of the world and of course, many variations
and variants of this dance currently exist around the world.
Check out this awesome performance by one of our students!